Left & middle in the back: Sansevieria masoniana. The tallest leaf here is 26 in (66cm).
Left in the front: Sansevieria pinguicula
Right: Sansevieria grandis
In two days, we went from summer to much much closer to winter here in northeast Illinois. Thursday, we had a high of 74F (23C), yesterday a high of 64F (18C), and this morning the wind coming out of the north is on the painful side, with the weatherman saying we’ll be lucky to have a high of 40F (4).
The sansevierias have come in from the cold to return to their duties as human home air cleaners rather than air cleaners for squirrel & chipmunk air. Of the various sans species that I have, the masoniana and grandis are the most liked by the squirrels for burying their nuts & seeds. They have all the outdoor yards & veggie gardens to plant in, but my potted masonianas often seem to be first choice. It’s always interesting to me to see, as winter goes on, what little plants spring up in the soil around the masonianas. Sometimes a sunflower plant sprouts, sometimes a peanut plant. Acorns never sprout, I’m supposing because they don’t receive the cold treatment they need. I don’t find the buried acorns until I unpot the plant when I’m going to transplant it.
Sansevieria pinguicula like to grow up on stilts. Below is a closeup of the ping stilts.
They remind me of human houses that are built on stilts. (The photo I’ve posted below is just as an example. It’s NOT a photo that I took. The photo was taken by ‘Lumpytrout.’ The site said it was OK to use the photo as long as the photographer rec’d credit.)
Below is S. grandis on the left & S. ehrenbergii on the right. From the soil to the top of ehrenbergii, it’s 45 in (114cm).